Income/capita 18%
Household income 43%
Unemployment 37%
IndexRapids CityIllinoisNational
Income per capita$35,250$31,502$29,829
Median household income$79,271$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,625$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$63,295$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$32,171$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level10.0%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rapids City is 18% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Rapids City is 43% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rapids City is 37% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rapids City is 34% lower than the national average

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      Rapids City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector40.2%0.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%2.8%
      Wholesale & retail services12.0%13.9%
      Public administration10.8%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.4%1.6%
      Education, health & social services6.4%25.0%

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      McCausland, IA326$74,06334%
      Rapids City, IL1,095$79,27143%

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      Source: The Rapids City, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).